Horror - novel
TBR Reviewer: Mark
Noah is sleeping in his Grandmother’s basement, during one of his parent's monthly visits to her Farmhouse, when he is woken in the middle of the night over fears that the basement might flood. A heavy storm has erupted outside but it is unlike any other storm seen before in the area......this storm shows no sign of abating and the water that begins to lap at the Farmhouse’s porch has curious properties. Not only that but there are creatures in the water. Creatures with less than honourable intentions towards the Forrest family. And
then there is the mysterious Doctor Saxton who turns up on their doorstep stranded; a refugee from the nearby Spearpoint Technologies Installation. How much does he know about what is going on? As the water rises, so does the danger level and soon Noah and his family find themselves caught up in a battle for survival with time steadily running out...
This was a really great novel that started off well and carried on through to a truly brilliant climax. Right from the start, the tension levels are set extremely high and maintained throughout. Much like C.K.Burch’s The Icarus Void (which I reviewed recently), the novel’s characters are thrown into a very stressful situation very early on from which they are forced to do anything to survive. And just as with Burch’s novel, though the plot here at first is less than an original one, borrowing from inspiration such as Stephen King’s The Mist
among other sources, Williams succeeds in taking the story to new depths (no pun
intended), making it entirely his own! Rarely have I read anything quite this tense and chock full of suspense and what starts off like your average, standard traditional Monster tale soon becomes something much, much more!
I really, really loved this ~ so much so that I stayed up until 1 in the morning trying to finish it! I quite literally could not put this down and was not disappointed even when I reached the novel’s end! If this is the high standard that can be expected from this author in the future, then this is one reviewer who will definitely be checking out more of his work! I cannot recommend this enough and book is right up there with some of the best horror I
have read all year. I don’t want to say any more because this kind of novel works best when the reader isn’t quite sure what to expect but, suffice to say, if you DO decide to pick this up then get ready for one hell of a rollercoaster ride! Because this is one book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page!
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